Highland Capital Management has recently named Linda Owen as its new charitable giving manager. This position will entail overseeing all of the firm’s philanthropic activities and making sure that all of its goals are met in this aspect of the firm. Owen has a very impressive background as a non profit and charitable organization manager. She was formerly with The Dallas Foundation as its President along with Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Since her stints with these two organizations she is now currently a well known civic leader in Dallas. With her extensive experience she is likely to be a great addition to Highland Capital Management. She is quite familiar with Highland Capital’s charitable activities as she was once part of The Dallas Foundation which manages the firm’s philanthropic endeavors. Linda Owen looks to help Highland Capital make a difference in society and the local Dallas community on a regular basis.
Since the firm makes approximately $3 million per year in charitable contributions is always looks to get the most out of its charity budget. In order to help get the most out of its charitable funds, Highland Capital makes their donations through The Dallas Foundation. Therefore the firm is able to make contributions to a number of causes such as education, veteran’s affairs, healthcare, and also community causes in Dallas. It also donates to certain organizations as well. Highland Capital Management regularly donates its funds to the Perot Museum of Natures and Science, the American Heart Association, the Center for Brain Health, the Dallas Zoo and also the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
James Dondero is the current president and co founder of Highland Capital Management. James founded the firm back in the early 1990’s and has made it into a highly successful finance firm which specializes in hedge funds and credit management. Dondero has been able to make this firm among the best in the world. He began his career as a credit investor as a trainee and then eventually became a top finance manager with American Express. After managing up to $2 billion in assets, he decided to use this experience start up his own firm.